me, Sir, might I enquire
How I can lift my spirit higher?
Your joy is awesome to admire―
Please tell me what I may require."
"God bless you, Son, for
Few greater goals could you
Now, in your days of living
What's been your foremost joy
"That's easy, Sir. My heart's on fire
To do the work God might require
But fear no greatness shall transpire
Before my earthly days expire."
"Your problem, Son, is
To shape the Lord to your
Seek out small ways you might
To gain true joy as His
"But tell me, Sir, if plans misfire,
Won't I bring down His holy ire?
To miss His calling would be dire
Once all my earthly days expire."
"God loves us, Son, so
Help a neighbor! Join the
He will bless us through the
Until the day our souls
"Oh, thank you, Sir, you've lit my
To share the joy that I require―
In little ways I shall aspire
To serve the Lord 'til I expire."